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Pocket Pet Care

Which Small Pet Is the Friendliest?

October 03, 2022

Having a small pet (also called pocket pets) is one of the greatest joys in life. If you’re thinking about getting one, you want to make sure that it’s friendly and will be a good fit for your lifestyle. Read on as a local vet talks about the different kinds of pocket pets and which of these cutie pies is the friendliest. Which Pocket Pet Is Right for You? When you have a small pocket … Read More »

Setting Up a Hamster Cage

April 01, 2015

Have you recently decided to adopt a little furball? Hamsters are very cute pocket pets, and are very popular as starter pets for children. They are quite tame, easy to care for, and super cute to watch. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your furball’s happiness is to make sure you are setting Hammie’s cage up properly. Below, your local veterinarian Poughkeepsie explains how to correctly set up a hamster … Read More »

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig

March 15, 2015

Did you know that March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig month? If you’ve been considering adding a pocket pet to your household, you might find that a Guinea pig is a perfect choice! In this article, your local veterinarian Dutchess County gives some tips on how to care for a rescued Guinea pig. Diet One aspect of Guinea pig nutrition which is very important is the fact that Guinea pigs need Vitamin C in … Read More »

Pet Rodent Socialization Guidelines

February 01, 2015

You’re about to bring home your first pet rodent, although you haven’t decided beween a hamster or pet rat. After considerable research, you’ve identified the rodents’ respective habitats and behavioral quirks. When your new rodent visits your veterinarian from Poughkeepsie for a new patient exam, you’ll also ask for diet recommendations. Before the exam, though, request some tips on socializing your new rodent. Read more about socialization guidelines that might also prove useful. Plan Your … Read More »

Setting Up Your Gerbil’s Cage

November 15, 2014

Have you recently decided on gerbils as pets? Gerbils are very popular pocket pets, and are a great first pet for children. These little cuties tend to be very tame, and rarely bite. They also have the additional benefit of being very clean. In order to be happy and healthy, gerbils need a proper habitat. Read on as your veterinarian Poughkeepsie goes over some of the basics on setting up a gerbil cage. Cage Basics … Read More »

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